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OPINlOiNS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Many Suicides Due. to Ignorance.
HE new suicide statistics from Yale College
& I and the Increasing tendency to self-destruction
I I wtileh marks the hot season are reminders that
S I 1 ii ...,. ti 1 1 n i Vi.i f n til 'i-l i.s ara .-..a ! ! w nrnVitl!S-
ble, and are only due io lack-of physiological
education. If college lecturers upon hygiene
and teachers of physiology would take pains to
widely Impress one simple lesson a large and definite class
f sulcldea would cease to be and the general average of
happiness would be distinctly augmented. This lesson Is
that despair is a temporary state, and in many cases Is
entirely due to physical or bodily causes. The liest remedy
for "the blues" is a liver pill. That gloomy, hopeless out
look In events which drives many to suicide is due not to
the events themselves, but to bodily conditions which set cp
the state called "despair" in the mind. Any despoudent
persons whose troubles arc really trivial may prove thi.
by looking backward for a day or a week to the last day
on which he was abundantly happy. lie will find in many
cases that events and conditions have not altered In the
least, that the esisting gloom comes, therefore, from some
cause within himself, and he may come to believe that hope
for the hopeless can be purchased at a drug store. Love,
particularly among those young people who have been ex
ecuting themselves so recklessly of late, Is, to the physi
cian, merely a definite state of bodilj congestion, whose
natural mental result is meUinheoly, and which can easily
be alleviated, if not cured, by simple treatment. And if an;,
lover or pair of lovers who are thinking of death will con
suit an intelligent doctor, they will save their lives at th.
expense of a very moderate fee. New York American.
The Handicap of Lack of Education.
ANY men of wonderful natural endowments
TV R j are dwarfed and hampered in their life work
yj I because of their lack of education. How ofter.
uo we see origin uuuus in respousiuie positions,
serving on boards of directors, as trustees of
great business houses or banking Institutions,
men who control the affairs of great railroad.-
and manufactories, who have good judgment and great
natural ability, but who are m stunted and cramped bv
their lack of early development that life does not yield then
one-tenth of what It might had their Intellectual and aes
thetic pos.-iblhries been unfolded in youth. In social life,
on public platforms, In debate, in the higher fields of tlx
world's work, enjoyment, and progress, they are constantly
baffled, embarrassed and handicapped by the limitations of
Again, thousands of young men and young women an
working to-day in inferior positions because of their lack
of mental culture. Conscious of dormant powers which
they cannot get control of, many of them fret and chaf
under the restraint imposed upon them by their own ignor
ance. They are in the position of the Chinese and other
non-progressive peoples, who have great mineral, agricul
tural and other natural resources, which, however, do not
yield them a hundredth part of their value because thpy do
not know how to utilize them. In the very midst of poten
tial wealth and vast possibilities, these people live In pov
erty and degradation, just as an uneducated man or woman,
who has never developed his or her mental wealth. is
doomed to perpetual Ignorance and its consequences.
Influence of Land.
tlf III-,... Vi ! I, ! o.ntiv.1 I . .1.1. l a '
w I I humanity between city and country are among
I the most subtle and obscure of social phe
uomena. me cnaracrenstic or tne people of all
new countries Is vigor. It Is due to the abun
dance of land for all the people, and the action
and re-action between land and man. The life oj new coun
tries Is rude, but the nourishment Is abundant, and the pure
a!r sends pure blood coursing through the veins. The
result is a race of strong men. When class distinction!
are marked the gentry gain culture without losing strength.
That is the highest type of manhood. It was seen in tb
pre-Augustaji age of Home, in the chivalry of medieval
Western Europe, In the planters of our own Southerr
States in th first, half .of the nineteenth century. The de
velopment of the highest type of manhood involves the con
demnation of the majority to a rude and laborious life. But
such men can be propagated from generation to generatloo
only so long as they remain in their rural environment
la tie citiea degeneration occurs. Here and there vigor
is transmitted through several generations of city bred
men, at least in individuals who maintain the family
name and standing. Tne tendency is to degeneration, and
the mass yields to the tendency. The result Is seen In the
slums and the potter's field. The new men who dominate
the cities at least in America are country bred. San
Future of the Automobile.
OMK people have regarded these machines as
likely to become formidable competitors of the
street and the steam railroad as regards both
passenger and freight transportation, and there
have appeared magazine articles to fhis effect,
rSJSrfcOJ whose writers should know better. As Is point-
""" ed out in the current uumler of the Engineer
ing magazine, four or five times as much power would be
required to move a given weight over the best macadam
road as over steel rails, and power is the great cost of
transportation. Hence it can never be that the automobile,
on the common public roadway, will be able to compete
with the railroad car either in tonnage movement or speed.
Accordingly the automobile must remain a vehicle for
pleasure or for transportation In competition with the horse
where a railway Is unavailable or Inconveniently Inacces
sible. The only way to bring It Into direct competition with
the railway is to put It upon rails Itself, and In that case It
may be said to have lost its present character, and become
a railway car for private or public use. In this aspect the
question of the automobile and Its future merges into that
of the railway car. whether moving over high rails or
broad flat rails. laid in the common public highway, or on
i private way. Considered In this character, the auto car
it vehicle mechanically propelled by its own power no
doubt has a great future. Just as the electric street car has.
HE question arises from time to time whether.
TJ after all, much of the charity which stands
I ready and willing to aid Utmost whosoever
n in.1! uniii(, vi' ..v.tj n ui a im iui; v
ple. It was this thought which impelled Car
lyie to say that among the most futile of the
sons of men was the professional philanthrop
ist. The great curse of the cities of to-day is the congestion
of population In tiie poor and squalid districts, and this
constant and increasing rush from the country to the city
is not only a source and cause of crime and suffering,
but of economic waste of the most dangerous and cosily
kind. While the farmers of the West plead for help In
their fields, the cities are filled with the wretchedly poor
who will not leave the city, where they subsist largely on
charity. It is not alone In the West In harvest time
that labor is needed in the country; the demand for labor
at good wares comes from every farming district in every
State in the Union all the year, and one of the most serious
problems confronting the farmer is the scarcity of work
ers. The rush to the cities continues nevertheless, and the
poor and idle find the course of nature and the basic eco
nomic laws reversed by those who are actually seeking
ways of helping; those to live who deliberately will not
work. Philadelphia Ledger.
CURIOUS PLACES TO DWELL.
People Have Homes In
ami Other in Craters.
Many thousands of the people of the
earth dwell beneath Its surface. There
are human habitations In caverns
where the light of day never jK-ne-trates,
and. the crater of ertinct vol
canoes fum.ofli shelter to scores. The
people of Tupuseiel have no need to
travel far when they want to take a
salt water btith. The town is built on
piles. w!uh have Ixien driven Into
a submerged coral reef situated far
out In the Torres straits to the south
of New (j'uinea. Opposite th's extra-ordinary-settler..'.
: t, on the mainland,
is another village that Is p,rehI high
in the air among the gigantic palm
trees with which the coast U f. P.g d.
The ob.lect of both commun'th la j
choosing these curious sites for their
dwellings is Identical. Th'-y desire to
- arststs" t&n4? ss !r.t bi-'.ns sar-J
prised by their numerous enemies, and j
especially they seek safety from the
prowling Iiyak heal hunters. '.
People afflicted with diseases not in
frequently develop strange fads ns re
gards the choice of their abiding!
places. Not long since, for instance, a
numb r of consumptives agreed to
gether to dwell within the dismal
depths of the Mammoth Cave in Ken
tucky. In pursuance of this extraor
dinary pro'ect, building material w r
actually carried Into the cave at con
siderable trouble and expens", and a
tiny subterranean village sprang by de
grees into -existence. When it was
completed It was inhabited by thirteen
Iiut, as might have been foreseen,
the profound silence and eternal dnrlt
ness of the place exerted npon the un
fortunate Inhabitants a deleterion ef
fect which far Btitwelghed any benefit
derived from the . undoubtedly pure,
dry air and erpiabw. temperature.
Rome of -the, invalids dhxJ, others gave
up the experiment l disgust, and the
bouses sO stromcrtyiv and laboriously
built are fiftw-irlv.eo om, to tramps,
outlaws and other 'hails chance sojourners.
Better luck has attendtd the little
colony of people similarly afflicted,
whi, a few years back, settled within
the landlockui crater bay which con
stitutes practically the whole Interior
9t the volcanic Island of Ht Paul, In
tka Indian ocean. Her tfcay art en
tirely protected against all wind, no
matter from what quarter of the com
pass It may chance to blow, while hot
natural baths at varying temperature
are always available. The very
ground, too. is kept at a constantly
equable 'beat by the latent volcanic
f.rs within. And, lastly, food of all
kinds Is plentiful and varied, and In
cludes such curious and nnusu.il deli
cades as sea elephants' fins and tails,
crayfish and other sucrulmt "Kerg
tieb n cabbage." No woidr that many
of those who have bi en c!ir'd have
preerred settling on the b,iand Io re
turning to their homes.
A novelist who was giving a lecture
on the characteristics and Mirroun 1
It gs of the. class of people- with whom
some if his books deil. noticed a dis
npprovlng face In the front row of
lN'eners. It was the face of an el
do;!" Scotchman, s" d at the close if
the lecture the man w.iit'd upon tiu-
"Kir,"- he caid slowly, after a sol
emn shake of the lecturer's hand,
"I've read nil your looks up to th's,
and litt-i them fairly. Man, you
wonldna gle up writing and tak' to
speaking to get your living, would
"No, Indeed." said the lecturer, so
berly. "You think it would lw? unwise,
"It would be (:ne great a mistake that
I felt I must tell ye ma thoughts as
an honest man," said the Scotchman,
with gr-at earnestness. "I said to
mysel', 'He may need Just a word
to set him right, and I'll not deny It
to him.' There was ane o' your (Kwiki
I found a bit dull, but as I listew-d
to ye to-nisht I aid to myel', "Twas
i a so dull as It might bn' been, that
book, after all.' "
"Don't y u know that it Is wrong to
"Yafslr." said Pickaninny Jim a he
shook the dice. "I knows It's wrong
to gamble, but dishere Isn't gamblln';
dlshere.ls a (ruessln' contest" Wash
Accounting for the Trouble.
flie The way to a man's heart Is
through bis stomach.
Ile-I'osslbly that's why so many
poor devils bare dyspepsia. Baltimore
RADICAL CURE FOR LOCKJAW,
Severe Nature of the Bemcilr Calcn
latei to Insptre Fear.
A large number of deaths from
tetanus that have recently come to
light invests with great interest any
report of a cure of the much-dreaded
disease. The severity and radical na
ture of-the remedy, however, are well
calculated to Inspire almost as much
fear as the original att;ick of thf mal
ady. l'uli!;e other kindred Infectious
ailments, there Is usually no calcula
tion for results until the poison has
done its work by attacking the brain
and nervous centers and producing
the fatal spasms. Hence the only
hope rests In the Injection of the
te'anua anfl toxin directly Into the
brain substance. The operation Is a
severe and ihuiL'erous one, but Is the
only mean at band that appears to tie
founded on the rational scientific basis
of directly neutralizing the poison.
The wucceo-fu! caM retorted from San
Francisco Is one In point in which It
was nwwvury to bore into the skull
of the victim f,.r the purise of Intro
ducing the neutralizing atent No
more forcible argument in favor of
prevention of lockjaw could lie urged
than that afforded by the necessity of
Although of late a large majority rf
the cases of tentniius have lieeu charg
ed to the toy pistol and poisoned cart
ridge. It is well to bear In mind that
the real cause Is the accidental pres.
ence of the bacillus on dirt-soiled
hands, and that the mlcrole, being
naturally developed In damp and fer
tilized earth, can thus be eily driven
Into wounds by an explosion. Rusty
garden Implements, nails and the like
are also frequent causes of Infection,
especially when t'.ey produce punctur
ed lesions. When such eotidl ions are
present obvious' the only course to
pursue Is to endeavor to anticipate
lockjaw by immediately cleansing the
wound and by injecting the autl-toxln
locally, knowing full well that with
stieli an opisirtunlty lost the last, most
desperate remedy Is all that Is left
In connection with such facts, too
much stress cannot 1m laid upon the
avoidance of ill wounds from soiled
or rusty Instruments.
Kcileec-.ed by the Government at 0
Cent on the Dollar.
What becomes of the mutilated coin
is a question which hat probably forc
ed it-elf uou th conUtratlon of
eviryotie, particularly whn a plugged
quarter or $1 with someone's Initials
sciatched on it has beu thrown back
on his hands. There Is of conns a
federal statute with appropriate pen
uities against the mutllat'.oa of coin,
but the average American sovereign
eims to think when Lo sets a coin
it is his own personal property instead
of a measure of values aud a portabia
representative of tangible holdings.
Time was when nearly every child
were about. J's neck, suspended by a
string or chain, some silver coin, from
a halfdime up to $1. That practice
has fallen Into desuetude, but the colus
themselves are still In ctroulaton.
Mutilated silver, and by osutllatlon is
meant any performatlon at tha cole or
scratch or defacement npon It. It re
deemed by the government at 40 prr
cent of its face value. This t Uttle
lef-s than the market price ot th sil
ver of which It Is composes, .od pur
posely so, for it Is the federal pollcy
to discourage tamperli.g of any kind
with the coin of the realm. It la no
crime to pass a niutilatid coin and it
Is a case of let the receiver beware,
for he is the man to 1m stuck. Prob
ably every merchant in the eojrna of
his business every day in the year gets
a certain amount of mutiUtz-d coin.
Unless he works It off on h'. -urtomcr8
!t must be turned In at the bk, and
this U the usual disposition made of
tt by reputable bouses. It i takn by
the bank all right, but at lis tuar'. irt,
and not Its face value
"Mutilated silrer U deposited every
day," said Albert Wltz'bn, who,
arnotig other tbirjrs, has chrgc of that
branch of th business of the National
Hank of Commerce. "We credit our
customers with the -40 per cent of th
face vaIo w can realize from the
governta-i.i t:.d forward the co;n as
fast as a i;: ovulated, to t lie Truiy
liepartm . : 'it Washington, The gov
ernment 'a very ttr! t about mut dat
ing coin -'"fitfully fo. For example,
suppose '! of a hundred silver dol
lars only .;;uch sliver Is taken as
might b i..;racted from a hole but
little larger than the point of a pen
cil. If the mutilated coin was all.w
ed to pass current at Its face alin;
the bUf-lness would be a pr- fitot-le one.
Ti.e government pays lca slum the
value of tli silver in the coin because
that is the best v, ay to dl.-courage this
method of stiailng. There is a firm
in Chicago which pays M c nn and
In some cases as niu--h as c. ids n
the dollar for uiutiiated klhcr. It can
not be stated certainly v.iiat their
game is, but possibly they have agents
to shove the coin at its face value 4
and so make an enormous profit.
"Mutilated bills are aUo redeemed by
the government, the rule being that
when three-fifths of a b li Is sent hi for
redemption the face value will be paid
for It. Every day bills are taken in
at the banks which have outlived their
usefulness. These are either so badly
worn and much patched that they wi l
not hold together or have been torn,
cut, burned or otherwise mutilatid.
So long as three-fifths of tin in Is In
existence they will be taken up. In
connection with this practice of tie
Treasury Iiepartmetit a clerk in one o'
the large Chicago banks got himself
Into serious trouble nly last week. H?
was in charge of the mutilated coin
and bill business of his institution and
conceived the idea of making a little
private profit, so he clipped artistic illy
and soon ran his shipments up so
high that the department bnnine u
plelous and sent special agents to in
vestigate. It was found that lie had
been systematically clipping a;:d p i-l-lng
and bad made qube a large sum
off the government. Whei art e. ted
h bail about $-100 In mutilated bi I, in
Ills possession. lie is to be tried f r
this offense, and if found sai'ty v, I I
be seat to the penitentiary for tiftei n
years." Kansas City Journal.
WORTH WEIGHT IN GOLD.
If our neighbors bad as few faults
as ourselves, what a pleasant old
world this would be to live lul
iMatlnnm I Seldom Ktoleai, IVcame
It Js liifTunlt to ttoll.
One kind of valuable plale is seldom
stolen by burglars, though th met a.
of which It I made -far cceed- sltver
in cost. Kvery college cheiiiie.il la'o i.--atory
anil scores of factory laVea
tortfS have cor.tiy vervis mrv". ?
platinum. 'Die plain metal Is u-ailij
worth alout lis weight in gold, .iti'i
made up Into crucibles and o'her ves
sels u-od in lalioratoric It Is much
more valuable thuu In It.-; ordinary form.
The makers of such ware, in taet,
must earn large profits, for their
charges arc high, although the nntal
Is made into the simplest forms, with
out deeorat'on .of any sort. A tiny
crucible holding perhaps only a gill Is
worth ?S or $10, ami some of the lare"r
vessels used by chemists are wyrth
several hundred dollars each, accord
lug to the New York Times.
The valtn-of the ves.ei Is so great
that they are locked up every night In
a safe la any well -conducted chemical
laloratory and frequently counted.
Jlamaged vessels and even the small
est scraps of platinum ware, are care
fully treasured, and sent to I lie factory
from time to time In order to be made
over Into new vessels. A chemist has
somewhat the Mine feeling tuward his
platinum plate that a housekeeper has
toward ber solid silver, but the chem
ixt's plate Is worth fur more than any
but the most elaborate wrought sliver
wnre. It is a.W -,iucu more liable to
Tht preseiK-e of a :x 11 quantity of
lend In a hot crucible of platlntqu Is
likely to bring about a pim lure of the
ruclble. A punctured crucible must
it to the factory, srd repairs are very
-eitly. Much of such ware used here
is made In a little Pennsylvania town
by a single firm, and there are rew
workmen who understand the art of
Trentad with care platinum vessels
are almost indestructible. T'" y seem
to suffer nothing from the high tera
perattrrw to which they are exposed in
the laboratory, and however long in
nse, a brik rubbing renders them as
brtiirtlfnlly bright as on the day when
thpy cam from the factory. They
are ordinarily cleaned, however, by
the application of hot water and acid
solution, as They gradually lose In
weight by rubbing.
Oae reason why platinum imple
meuts ara seldom stolen by burglars
He In the fact that they are not easily
disposed of. Tho esetai Is hard to
melt, and a large vesae! Is not easily
hnrnmered out of recognition. Pawn
brokers are shy of accepting artlclet
of platinum, b-ause such articles,
having a comparatively narrow use,
are not hard to trace. Small cruclblei
8nd platinnm wire and rods do oc
casionally disappear from laboratories,
but the larger article are rarely
Stolen. When a man presents himself
In a shop with a metal worth In th
neighborhood of $2.V) a pound for sabi
he it naturally expected to tell how
it came Into his possession.
SNATCHED FROM THE GRAVE.
W0M.N IMIRtD HON'S DIN.
air Jamea Hector Kelatea Incident
of Kurlj .Nnrthera exploration.
Among the passengers on board the
steamer Aorangl, reaching Victoria, P..
C, a few days ago, was Sir Jamet
Hector. Sir James is now 70 yia:s of
age, but is still deeply Interested In
geologies! researches. It wis in hit
capacity as a geologist that he discov
ered the Kicking Horse pass in th.i
Rocky mountains, which h is bt- n ni l'
tzed by Canadian Pacific Itailroad ia
making Its way into lirilish t.'eluiic
biu. Mount Hector, in the lio kics,
commemorates the visit of the geolo'
gist and explorer to West' rn Canada,
says the Winnipeg Free Press.
Interviewed en beard t lie- Aoransfl,
H'.r James became reiiilnl-ci ni of hi)
oxploiatioiis throughout Canada. II
was In 1n"7 that he discovered thd
Kicking I low r-ass, and an accident
w hlch led to the name still aff-ctx him.
He was kicked by a lior-e belonging
to the exploration party and 1. !i-v d
by the remaining members to hav:
b-vn killed. Ills grave was dt:g In
the pn-s !i!:d preparations were made
for the Int. -rui" nt of the b dy. uheti
siuns of life were shown. Tims was
Sir Tle-mas fiiiiP-hod from the crave,
lie was sent out to Canada l-y the
Colonial nt:i'. e to report upon the char
ai-'er of ihe country, which was iiihi
being left to the Hii'l-ot.'s Pay Com
pany as fit for nothing but the fur
trade. For four years be was engag
ed in exploring from Ijike Superior
westwatd. Sir James discovered the
rl.-hes of the western prairies and of
the mountains, and by his reiort did
much to awaken an Interest in the
country. As he himself sa), he wa.1
the Inviiitor of the phrase "fertli'
belt," which has ever since been used
In describing the northwest grain
!i iris. He visited ihe Peace River Val
ley ..iid reported upon Its richness, lie
al-o explored through the northern
lo:tioiis of P.rliish Columbia, as will
ns the more southern part, through
wh'ch the Canadian Pacific Ital!ro; d
now passes. Vancouver Island win
al-o traversed by him and h- plied liia
interviewer with all kinds of qui
tlous regarding the development of lt.4
"Have they ever found the coal on
the west side of the Island yet?" he
"Will. It is there; I have samples lii
It I gathered niy.-e'.f," he continued.
Sli.ie IS'lI Sir .fames has been direc
tor of -.he gioiogical survey of New
Famous Moated House.
Tle m lat which so often surroundi-o
ha IN and castles In the old days i(
i.o-.e generally dry and filled up. but
roe.o remarkable specimens still re
main. Perhaps tiie finest example of a
n.oat'd house Is Helminghaiu Hall,
tie' scat of Ijrd Tolb-mache, In Suf
'".ok. aioiit e g'a miles from Ipswich.
The dratvii.-tdgo still remains, and II
lci been raised every night for monl
'o.iti three hundred years, tiie ancient
, ca.ilioii Ii !..',' observed even thoiig'l
-e i.' e! of it has long passed by. Tl.t
.1.0.1; iviiicli surrounds Leeds Castle,
ic-nr Maidstone, in mi wid.. that It, may
'.: bt,- called a lake. The ancleid
I';l-c.p,il p.ila.-e at Wells Is surround
ei by nabs which enclose nearly vet)
:io.-ex of giouiid, and by a moat wh!c j
is supplied 1;h water from St. Ai.t
iIi ow'h W'll. A venerable bridge spai I
(he in. it, giving access through a
tower feate way to the outer court.
Cure for insomnia.
Two d's;icgiii h -il Perlln physicians
Prof-Rs rs Ilinll Fischer and Von Met
Ing, have disci, ver'il what they regarl
as an Inf.iliibie cur for Insomnia.
They call It ven naL It h:.s been ns. d
with remnrknble results, It Is said. In
a lirge Ikelin hospital by Prof. I.llh n
feld, wit.) cipre-es Ihe firm conviction
that no other melle'lie to produce sleeji
aji; roa'dii-s veronal in certainly and In
tensity, lie administered -i.V) doses
(o Klxly patients at lioth sexes and vit
rioiis ng' llach tiiornlng after th"
d- S' the j a ieiit was frefh. and felt as
If Ihe H.-p had ben wholly natural.
In nil of the expei Imeiitnl cases tiie
heart and lungs erformed their func
lloiis with tli! utmo'd emctltude.
When a dark-eyed young woman ap
lied at a Coney Island show ground
r n iierfonner's Uih the manager
dought she could start In at selling
Ickets. Miss Phobic F.. l-awreiiee
Iglied and took the job for want of a
etter one. There were two lionesses
nd a lion In the show. Miss Uw
rice was still ambitious and tried her
and nt taming them When she en
ered the cage one of the lionesses
lawed her and she was only saved by
he interfe,eiici' of a professional lady
Arbiter of .Men's Kaaljlona.
The Prince of Wales has taken lib
father's palace as arbiter of men'
fashions. lie seldom wears) a suit
more than two or three timea.
BOY TALKED WITH LINCOLN.
'oth Were Interes.e-1 In a lilac Ma
chine of rei-iiU ' l onstrnctlnn.
A boyhood memory ( Abraham Lin
oin. contributed to the Haliy Kagls
f Wichita, Kansas, by ('apt. W. T.
iurgess, reveals the (.nut man in a
t i-uliariy gracious lliclit. In 1.V or
'.t Captain Putg -ss. then a b y, I aid
visit to his brother, Ib v. John Pur
ess, at Sprlr.gibld. Ohio. The Stat
air opened about that time, ami tti
jy visited it.
uae aftenif-oti when he was strolllna
bout the fair grounds by bimselr,
oting P.uig-soi not led an linme:m- ma
li!ne built of great titnb-rs and some
vhat peculiar in !" coiistnietlon. It
a- unlike anythiiig be had H-en. Ht
ia uloite save one lean who was slt
ing on one of the beams of tiie ma-
le-ie. rnd r.fter valniv trying to mnkl
a; Its u-e. the b y det-ruiined to ask
he man what ko.d of a maculae II
"I stepped up cIom. t-i him," wrlt''t
;aji;:dn Purges.. -His he..d was bow
d dow n tiiion his Iniiois j-e 'iiiltigly ia
u dilation. I he-,iiated to d slurb hit)
liid was iitiiint to wuuuraw wucu ni
uo-e and said:
"Wdl. my boy, are you trying tt
tivestigate this machine?'
"I told hini that I was, and asked
lim If he could explain it to me, and
le proceeded to do so. very cic-arlj
ind minutely. We went all over 11
ind all around It. aid finally be said
"'How many joke ,.' oxen, my boy,
io you think it takes to drag thi
"I made a gu.Ks of e'ght yoke.
"'Well.' said he, -they haul it will
-Iglit yoke but v. le u heavy diuhlin
is to be done th y generally- u'
"I think we .-it..t have pei;t an houi
U the machine, then the man said. '1
guess we had bel'er go over to tht
buildings and see what is going on.
ind he laid his hand on my shouldia
slid talkid to me all the way.
"When we rieared the build. nga ttev
eral gentlemen tttpp.-d forward U
itrei't him, mid I went on by myself
n search of my bt other. 1 t-An t aint
upon him, and he said he had beel
looking for me. He wanted me to set
Abraham Lincoln. Wo went into oni
of the buildings, mid my brother went
up to the very man w ith w hom I ha(
" 'Mr. Lincoln,' said he. 'may I pra
sent my brother?'
"Lincoln turned round, and Seeinj
me smile, said: 'Why. tills bov an
I are old friends. Ye'e 1. en talk li
together f r i:n hour.' At the (.am
time he put his a. in j;oti;:d tne at.i
lifted me from ti.e ground.
' This was the reat Lb e tniil ,;n
be tl-eer I Mi -O tile 'mum mid K;e i
Idem of the Fait. I ; t - I i.;:l
Should never have f- igo-te., i. H(
was so kind, so Interested In toy liy
Ish queries, and so willing to give nil
Iiislr-iclion. and w hiiai o llobio in ex
predion and learn g that my hear
went out to him in live and ndmlra
Home men are torn great, sotm
achieve g-rcsfness and others mauagi
to grow smaller each (tar.
1b Itl-liop' In(uiry.
From a Mibiitbiui town conns a storj
of a bit-hop of d gullied pre-eiice an(
sevire expresfhii who airhed Iher
early ne afternoon lu time to rest U
fore be bctiired lu the town hall. TI
native regarded him with awe and d
elded he was vry reverend Indeed, It
went Into a druggist's shop In tl
main sirft, and In a tone that fioa
the blol of the young j r prlep
asked: "Sir, do you unoke?" y.j-ea.'
r p!lel the lib isle d youth. ' I'm sorri
but I learned the habit young an
haven't been able to give It up.'
"Then," snld the divine, without uli
abatement of the chill solemnity 0
Jils voice, "you may ! able to tell to
where I tan get a good c igar."
hhite and Jlai Town.
The great ahoe iiiiiiiufjct uring town
are Lynn, Haverhill and P.nxktoi
Mass., and the great hat prodwlm
towns are Bethel and, Iianbury, Conn
and Orange, N. J.
Voice Over the 'Phone Shay, cot
tral, I wsnter-blc talk b r in' wife.
Central What's ber number?
Voice Quibber klddin'. will jer?
lin t no mormon. New Voik Muu.
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